Arthritis? Arthritic Pain or disability - physiotherapy can help?
Physiotherapists play important roles in the overall management of arthritis.
Physiotherapy treatment is aimed at:
strengthening muscle power
improving function & assisting with independence
Pain relief methods:
Thermal (heat treatments)
Electrical treatments (electrotherapy)
Physical treatments – exercise, manual therapy & hydrotherapy
Exercise; A balanced programme of rest and exercise, and careful attention to joint posture is essential for joint health.
Manual therapy; Mobilisation & manipulation techniques are specific passive movements applied to joints & soft tissues to help restore full movement to a joint that is painful and restricted.
Hydrotherapy; Hydrotherapy (pool therapy) is a very useful means of exercising arthritic joints using the buoyancy of water to assist / resist movement.
Our Physiotherapists can assist with advice, treatment, rehabilitation & exercise programmes.